I like to use analogy relationships often throughout this blog because they are more than just a way to say that two objects are related. They can be used to explain a variety of things. For example, in the previous post on the art analogy, I used an art analogy to discuss an interesting relationship between two works of art. This time I will show you something that is even more interesting.
The relationship between the paintings in your house and the color of the walls is one of the most interesting relationships that I’ve ever seen. If you’ve ever been on a painting tour with a bunch of artists, you know that different rooms in the same house can look a bit different depending on the color of the walls.
I don’t know why we humans are so fascinated with colors. We would rather our walls be black than gray or brown or even some color that we cant even define. Our minds are so focused on color that we lose sight of what really matters. That is why we build rooms with a certain color scheme. We can get lost in the color.
The colors in a room are just as important as the room itself. Colors make an impact on us. When we first see a certain room, we immediately think, “Oh, that’s where I’ll work.” But we have to stop and consider that the room may not be for us. It’s a place for the artist, for the designer, for the architect, for the decorator.
There is a certain appeal in a room that may appeal to some people, but it may not appeal to others. And when you get more visual information about the room you start to realize that its not just about what we’re perceiving, but about what we’re perceiving. And in that moment we’re able to start to change our perceptions.
You have to stop and really consider what you are seeing and feeling in a room before you can start appreciating it.
In my home, I rarely make a drawing of something I love, or spend hours writing a list of all the things I love. But I’ve always felt as if I should when I can describe something in a drawing. I think this is because the ability to describe something is a way to express what you feel. If you don’t like what you see in a room, or can’t describe what you see, you can always find something else. The same is true of music or art.
This is the perfect analogy for the subject of this blog post, and it goes way back to my first college course. I remember one day going to lecture on art theory and we were given a list of things we could look at for comparison. Then we were asked to draw something on the page and then write a description of the drawing. This is the same idea I had when I tried to describe something to my mother.
You can easily write a list of things you see and use the same approach for comparing them. You can write down a list of objects you know, and then use the same process to compare them. In this way you can compare something and write down how it compares to something else. I’m not saying this is the best way to compare things, but I do think it is a useful approach.
My mother has a lot of things that she can’t name. For example, she has all kinds of medical instruments, tools, and things that she doesn’t think of as being in her room. It’s kind of like when you’re in a long car trip and you can get out of the car at every gas station you notice a sign that says “No smoking.